Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thing # 15 Web 2.0

It's amazing to see how libraries have changed over time. I remember when I was in elementary school and having to go to the catalog to find a book. Now, kids just look it up on the computer.
It was interesting to read about Web 2.0. When reading Michael Stephen's article, I thought it was interesting when he said that "librarians do not buy technology for the sake of technology" I think this is very true. I know our school district bought ipods for the schools although I'm sure how much it is going to benefit the kids. I know there are educational games they can play but why not buy more laptops for them to use? There are 16 laptops in our library but not enough for a whole class to use.

I think every librarian should read Into a New Librarianship. Everything he had to say was true and valid. I like how it said how librarians are trendsetters and they have to make fast decisions. Librarians should be always be up to date on technology. Teachers and staff rely on the librarians for information. It is up to the librarian to provide the information or direct them in where to go. Librarians should be able to move the school forward and be ready for what comes next.

1 comment:

  1. I hope it won't be too long before you have so many uses for the ipods that you will need t o order more...audio books, audio book reviews made by the students, student musical performances, teacher lectures that can be reviewed at will...
    The students will find ways to use them!